We lost Dottie today..
It was horrible.. She is one of our babies...
She was from the very first Nubian doe
that started this whole goat thing..
We lost her due to human error...
A very Big Human Error..
Here is Dottie at less than a week old...
Candice is holding her..
Here are my girls with Polly, Dottie's momma
and Dottie down to the side.
Dottie and her twin brother..
Dottie and her first babies.
Lucy and Ethel, We still have Ethel..
This was Dottie's favorite place...
The feed pans! Or buckets or hay racks..
She liked her food!
People always asked when she was going to have babies...
When we moved here last year.
Her and Ethel stuck together..
She was an easy keeper and was a sweetheart..
She had a funny personality too..
But she was crazy about her food!lol
As you can see from here.
She was watching me milk and waiting here turn..
This was just a few weeks ago..
Dottie will be missed Very Much!!
Now the story....
We have for the most part dairy goats here.. Some of you may remember Van(Vanilla) the wether he was going to the freezer, then not and then he was and things got pushed back and postponed.. So he had been acting a little aggressive when the babies were born this last spring.. Should have butchered him.. But didn't...
Then things calmed down and he was behaving.. He started hooking collars on the goat girls lately but the butchering kept getting postponed for different reason Mainly the heat because who wants to butcher in the 100* heat! Then he has been getting worse.. But it was one of those things that happens to other peoples goats..
He hooked Dottie's collar today while the girls and I were gone. Kyle heard a strange noise and looked out and saw Him slinging Dottie around. But by the time Kyle could get out to where they were at she was already gone.. It broke Candice's heart.. It was her goat. Her Nana had given her Dottie when Dottie was a yearling. She had 4 times and given us some beautiful babies. She was a great momma and a really easy keeper. She was a tad stubborn Especially when it came time to worm.. She could hold that stuff in her mouth for a very long time! Then aim well when I let her go usually getting me good with it!
We didn't always see eye to eye.. She didn't want to be milked the first year and I finally gave up and let her raise her babies. The next year she milked like a dream and was one of my highest producing and easiest milkers... She was a sweetheart and wasn't hard to handle after that first year.
Dottie darlin you will be missed.......